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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 2

Meeting Date: December 12, 2006

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution reciting the facts of the General Municipal Election held on November 7, 2006, declaring the result and such other matters as provided by law

Prepared by: Margaret Wimberly, City Clerk

Submitted by: Karen Chew, Assistant City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution reciting the facts of the General Municipal Election held on November 7, 2006, declaring the result and such other matters as provided by law.

PREVIOUS ACTION
At the City Council meeting of May 23, 2006, the City Council adopted Resolution 2006-107 requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Contra Costa to consolidate the November 7, 2006, General Municipal Election.

BACKGROUND
A General Municipal Election was held in the City on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. California Elections Code section 10263 states that upon the completion of the canvass of results by the County, prior to the installation of new officers, the City Council shall adopt a Resolution reciting the facts of the election and declare elected the persons for whom the highest number of votes were cast for each office.

As indicated in Exhibit A to the proposed Resolution the name of the person elected as Mayor for a full term of two years is Robert “Bob” Taylor, the names of the persons elected as Council Members for a full term of four years are Chris Becnel and Brandon Richey. The majority of voters voted in favor of the Measure related to the term of office for mayor.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.

Attachment:
Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA, RECITING THE FACT OF THE CONSOLIDATED GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 7, 2006 DECLARING THE RESULT AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW

WHEREAS, a General Municipal Election was held and conducted in the City of Brentwood, California, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, as required by law; and

WHEREAS, notice of the election was given in the time, form and manner as provided by law; that voting precincts were properly established; that election officers were appointed and that in all respects the election was held and conducted and the votes were cast, received and canvassed and the returns made and declared in time, form and manner as required by the provisions of the Elections Code of the State of California for the holding of elections in general law cities; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 2006-107 adopted May 23, 2006, the County Election Department canvassed the returns of the election and has certified the results, which results are attached and made a part hereof as “Exhibit A”.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE BRENTWOOD DOES RESOLVE, DECLARE, DETERMINE AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. That the whole number of ballots cast in the precincts except absent voter ballots was 6,513 that the whole number of absent voter ballots cast in the City was 6,275, making a total of 12,788 ballots cast in the City.

SECTION 2. That the names of the persons voted for at the election for Members of the City Council were as follows:

Office of Mayor: Annette Beckstrand
Ana B. Gutierrez
Robert “Bob” Taylor

Office of Council Member: Richard G. Bates
Chris Becnel
Derrick John Bullington
Gene Clare
Charles “Chuck” Handwork
Michael Hyde
Laurie Huffman
Brandon Richey
Roger F. Short
Erick A. Stonebarger
Mark Underwood

SECTION 3. That the Measure voted for at the election is as follows:

Shall the office of mayor be four years?

SECTION 4. That the number of votes given at each precinct and the number of votes given in the City to each of the persons above named for the respective offices for which the persons were candidates, and the number of votes given at each precinct and the number of votes given for the Measure is as listed in “Exhibit A” attached.

SECTION 5. That the City Council does declare and determine that Robert “Bob” Taylor was elected as Mayor for the full term of two years, Chris Becnel and Brandon Richey were elected as member of the City Council for a full term of four years

That as a result of the election, a majority of the voters voting on the measure relating to the term of office for mayor did vote in favor of it, and that the measure was carried and shall be deemed adopted and ratified.

SECTION 6. That the City Clerk shall enter on the records of the City Council of the City of Brentwood, a statement of the result of the election, showing: a. The whole number of votes cast in the City; b. The names of the persons voted for; c. For what office each person was voted for; d. The number of votes given at each precinct to each person and for and against each measure.

SECTION 7. That the City Clerk shall immediately make and deliver to each of the persons so elected a Certificate of Election signed by the City Clerk and authenticated; that the City Clerk shall also administer to each person elected the Oath of Office prescribed in the Constitution of the State of California and shall have them subscribe to it and file it in the office of the City Clerk. Each and all of the persons so elected shall then be inducted into the respective office to which they have been elected.

SECTION 8. That the City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this resolution and enter it into the book of original resolutions.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of December, 2006 by the following vote:

Attachment
Exhibit A
 

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